The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Movies about the world sucking and/or ending dominated the weekend box office. [via Gawker] 2. “That’s the great thing about art. Anybody can do it if you just believe. With practice, you can make great paintings.” – an interesting interview with Damien Hirst in the Guardian 3. Check out the Frank Gehry-designed hat that Lady Gaga was rocking at Saturday night’s MOCA gala. (During a five-minute production by video artist Francesco Vezzoli, she debuted her new song “Speechless” on a piano decorated by Hirst.) [via LAT] 4. Adult Swim is allowing fans to customize their own DVDs; for $20 you get to pick 110 minutes worth of episodes, customize the box art, and then they put it together for you. [via Collider] 5. New fiction from Sam Shepard; an excerpt of Nabokov’s The Original of Laura [via The New Yorker; The Times]